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As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:38 pm

1. As a nation, we watch too much television.
2. As a nation, we eat too much sugar.


Come on, come all, I dare anyone to refute those two claims.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:42 pm

1. As a nation, we have moved away from the roots in which we were founded on- God


And I dare people to flame that one...which we all know they will  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:53 pm

1. Bill Clinton.
2. Paris Hilton
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:56 pm

1. George W Bush
2. George W Bush

Signed,



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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:02 pm

1. As a nation, we have moved away from the roots in which we were founded on- God

What a bloody hypocrite you are, DeltaGuy. I suppose it's the Christian thing to do to brag about "supposed" premarital sex, and flat-out lying to unsuspecting kids over the Internet?
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:22 pm

Americans don't sin.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:14 pm


1) Arrogance
2) Pride

2a) Wearing white shoes after Labor Day. Unforgivable.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:45 pm

What kind of backwards religion says watching too much tv is a sin?

eating an extra glazed donut is more sinful than shooting your neighbor in the head?
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:05 pm

Americas's worst sins are ignorant backwards Southerners like MD-90.Worst of all, they breed more ingnorant backwards Southerners.Question MD-90.What if sugar and TV are profitable?Being against that, you would be a Communist.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:16 pm

"1. As a nation, we have moved away from the roots in which we were founded on- God"

Oh please...you sound like the jesus freaks that parade around the street near nightclubs and try to "spead God's word" in the parking lot. We haven't moved away from God (insert specific God here), weve moved away from Personal Responsibility and our responsibilities as parents.

my 2 cents.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:43 pm

1. Eeeeeeendless introspection

2. The food
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:01 am

Ignorance
Greed

1. As a nation, we have moved away from the roots in which we were founded on- God

Actually, you are 100% wrong on that one buddy. America was formed as a safe haven for different religions. Freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment to the constitution as well. So we can be buddist, atheist, or christian...

The only thing we might've forgotten, is out heritage.

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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:21 am

1. Saving France
2. Not still occupying Germany

Kidding aside, I'll agree with the original post as I finish off my cinnamon roll and catch up on last night's scores on SportCenter
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:28 am

1. Lack of self discipline.
2. Lack of electing responsible officials to elected office. The media (advent of television) helped with this one.
3. Extreme individualism, where its all me me me, forgetting that we are only 280 million out of 6 billion others who have to live with us.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:31 am

nice to see a thread where you are bashing yourself off.. Big grin
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:54 am

White socks with trainers (sneakers for all those stateside)
A fashion atrocity  Sad

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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:25 am

1. (in general) Not keeping up with current events and not thinking critically.

2. Lack of self-discipline
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:00 am

1. The National Basketball Association.
2. The American Civil Liberties Union. (A good idea in theory, but too bad the title belies their actions.)

...two organizations for which I hold the most serious contempt.

Now, if you'll excuse me, one of the best things about America, NASCAR racing, is back on TV after a rain delay.

'Speed
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:53 am

Mark: I guess it really is an American thing but I shudder when I see someone wearing dark socks with sneekers.

Johnboy: Do you also have a display of pussywillows? Big grin

The two things I think are the worst about Americans are:

Lawsuits
Bandwagons

Everyone seems to get on one trip and force it into mainstream American society. Take the whole Atkins thing. Before, everyone was low-fat but now, thanks to the bandwagoning of America, everyone is low-carb.

And, I'm sorry but coffee being hot or getting fat and having poor health from eating only big macs does not entitle you to $4million dollars. It's called thinning out the herd/survival of the fittest.

Honorable mention goes to sports team names. Wouldn't want to offend. Billikins, Forest Dragons, Volcanoes, Mighty Ducks..... and the list goes on...

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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:18 am

Americans don't sin.

You need help ........

1. Using up too much of everything, therefore killing our earth
2. Starting violence unnecessarily at times.

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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:25 am

1. Foreign Aid to ungrateful backward nations
2. War with conscience
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:50 am

..weve moved away from Personal Responsibility and our responsibilities as parents.

The wisest of words posted so far...

I agree with Bruno, no more MD90s need to produced!



BN747
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:57 am

1. Lack of self-responsibility.
2. Indifference to all things non-American.
 
MD-90
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:18 am

Television makes us stupid. It's a proven fact that the dumbest people tend to watch the most television. I can't imagine averaging 5 hours of TV a day. What a waste.

Sugar makes us fat. Since Americans are among the fattest and unhealthiest (for a modern Western nation) people in the world...well...'nuff said.



Geez, it was a tongue in cheek post, not need to be so serious, y'all (or bigoted, Bruno and BN747).
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:14 am

1) over-eating
2) obesity
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:39 pm

I think the two worst things are:

1. Our loss of independent freedom of thought and expression.
2. Our loss of understanding of hard work to achieve in life.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:45 pm

Ok two more for the fire

1.) Passing Budweiser as our National Beer
2.) Trial by your peers ....cough...OJ...cough....
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:05 pm

May not be the two worst things, but I'm trying not to start a flame war.

1. Lack of personal responsibility.
2. Ineffective legal system, with not strict enough punishments.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:15 am

1. Arrogance

2. Xenophobia

A terrible combination.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:23 am

"1. Our loss of independent freedom of thought and expression.
2. Our loss of understanding of hard work to achieve in life."

What?? What on earth are you talking about? Where has freedom of thought and expression been curtailed, other than Guantanamo Bay? Americans work harder than just about anyone, especially Europeans, in terms of hours worked and vacation taken.

"2. Xenophobia"

Again, we are more welcoming to foreigners than just about anyone else on earth.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:59 am

- Your so called Beer.
- All your 6 liter car engines.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:00 am

1) Failure to properly discipline children
2) Failure to use turn signals

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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:56 am

1. The Bush Administration

2. The Patriot act.


3- lack of intelligent post's Big grin

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MD-90
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:08 pm

Nah, TV and sugar are still the worst. We're becoming fat and stupid because of them.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:02 pm

MD-90, nice how you put in your profile "Not Watch TV" Why isn't "not eat sugar" in there as well? I'm sure that will garner some more attention for you.
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mdsh00
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:40 pm

A few more,

1. Apathy towards education.
2. Putting the blame on others for personal shortcomings.

btw...thanks BN747
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:43 pm

Actually, for the world in general

1) Too much pride
2) Not enough humility
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:55 pm

In no particular order:

1. Worshipping athletes.
2. Not exercising.
3. Lowering education standards in public schools so the failure rate won't be so high.
4. Moving God farther and farther out of public discourse and public policy.
5. Turning lights on for day games.
6. Not putting enough Blue Bunny "Peanut Butter Panic" ice cream in the store.
7. The ACLU.
8. The decline in quality music lately.
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MD-90
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:19 pm

Planespotting, hehe, you wouldn't know, but trust me, if I ever want attention on this forum, I know exactly how to get it. Big grin


The ACLU is generally an extremely anti-Christian organization (lately), but I have to wonder if they've started to notice the criticism? I believe it's the North Carolina (or somewhere around there) chapter of the ACLU that is threatening to sue because a church is being denied the right to use a river for a baptism.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:21 pm

Sleekjet. I agree with you on everything but these:

"4. Moving God farther and farther out of public discourse and public policy."

I think we should be glad it is that way. Unless we want to eventually become so homogenized in our thinking. If you put aside atheists for a minute, there are more and more people in this country that are not Christian, and their different ideas about religion are the way that Americans can open their minds and be a more functional society. Different ideas and opinions are what make this country great. You can't take pride in saying you have an open society and then call for one religion to influence policy making. Religion has no place in government..no matter what the religion is.


"7. The ACLU."

Say what you want about the ACLU but they can be the only defense between you and the government. Im sure many of you are aware about the Skokie incident in the 80s, where a Neo-Nazi group wanted to demonstrate in the largely Jewish suburb of Skokie, IL. The city refused a permit...and who represented them in court? The ACLU (irony that it was a Jewish lawyer). I personally abhor Nazi'ism and I'm sure that the ACLU does as well, but to put aside that feeling and defending their free speech says something about the group.


"8. The decline in quality music lately."

While you are somewhat correct, I think that isn't totally true. Music has become so much more diversified in the last 20-30 years. Most Pop is garbage to me, but there are many other great types of music out there for everyone to enjoy.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:20 pm

1. The acceptance and reverance of ignorance: "I think I read a book once, heh, back in YALE!!!" - George W. Bush.

2. The comercialization of expression for mass-production (just look at the music that has been coming out lately).



And all at once the crowd begins to sing: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:28 pm

1. Ohio
2. Canada







WHAT???
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:41 pm

1. Forgetting it's past.

2. Arrogance that we're somehow better than everyone else.


And Sleekjet, if the ACLU weren't around, despite your loathing of them, we wouldn't have a lot of the freedoms to speak our mind as we have today. The ACLU, like the Bill of Rights, exists to make sure that Americans have the freedom to speak their minds.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:42 am

1. Cultural and political narcissism.

2. Excessive consumption.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:46 am

1. Alpha1
2. BN747

 Big grin
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:15 am

1. The creation of Jcs17
2. The acceptance of Jcs17
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:53 am

1. We are the best and I will do my best to implement MY beliefs on YOU (be it political or religious ones)

2. Insufficient knowledge of the world outside one's home state. ("What's the capital of Europe?" and "Wow, you've been to Canada???")

3. Beer and to a certain degree, the food. (Would you like a 4 ft crust on your pizza?)

Now, I like the U.S., so I'll write a good list as well.

1. Hard working people (at least the ones I've met).

2. The many opportunities one have to realize one's dreams (read: the govt doesn't kill ambitious people with taxes and paper work)

3. The diversity of the country, compare the relaxed attitude in the Northwest with Florida. There are beaches, mountains, plains, beautiful forests, deserts and huge cities. A citizen in the U.S can experience whatever he or she pleases without having to exchange money or having to speak a different language (maybe a good reason not to go abroad, but not an excuse not to be somewhat knowledgeable about other nations).

johan



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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:59 am

1. The fact that Jcs's parents chose to mate.

2. The fact that he was a product of such a mating.

Right back at ya, boy.
 
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:44 pm

""8. The decline in quality music lately.""

Every generation since the dawn of time has lamented the decline in music quality since their generation. It's all hogwash.
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RE: As A Nation, Americans' 2 Very Worst Sins Are

Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:41 pm

Every generation since the dawn of time has lamented the decline in music quality since their generation. It's all hogwash.

But never has it declined so rapidly that it has taken place, not by generation, but by MONTH!!

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